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      25.09.2013 22:56
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      a miracle teething product in a small glass bottle

      With my first daughter i was really lucky in that teething never bothered her she sailed through it with not so much as a red cheek in sight. So when my second daughter was born and came to the age where she began to teethe it was quite a shock at how upset and distressed it made her. Cue me searching high and low for a product that would help and believe me i tried alot!
      I first heard about anbesol when reading through a thread on a parenting forum that i use of another mum who was going through something similar. All the other mums were recommending Anbesol as a miracle cure for upset teething babies, this sold me and i figured it was worth a try.

      I purchased Anbesol from lloyds pharmacy and paid around £3.00 for it. I had to ask behind the counter as its not a medicine that they have out in the main shop. Its widely available in supermarkets that have a pharmacy counter as well as at pharmacys. Currently boots charge £4.49 so its definitely worth trying different places for a better price. I was happy at what i paid in lloyds especially as you can pay alot more for teething remedies.

      Anbesol is packaged in a small white box with the anbesol logo in large letters across the front. Its available in a liquid and a gel although only the liquid is suitable for babies and this is the one i am reviewing here. Once you open the box inside is a small glass bottle with a black plastic lid as well as the instruction leaflet. The bottle holds 15ml of the liquid.
      The instruction leaflet contains easy to follow instructions on how to use the product as well as ingredients and warnings for the product that medicines must contain.

      Anbesol is classed as a antiseptic and anesthetic for use in the mouth and it has many uses including relief from teething pain, denture irritation and mouth ulcer pain. I have only ever used it for teething pain on my daughter.
      It is really easy to use all you do is unscrew the bottle cap and dab a little either on your clean finger or a cotton bud and then rub it along the affected area of your babies gums, you only need to do this once although i tend to do it once for the top and once for the bottom gums. The only downside to this method is that you are never entirely sure how much of the product has been applied to the gums.
      The liquid has quite a strong smell that is pretty unpleasant but it doesn't seem to bother my little girl and she doesn't seem to mind the taste either.

      Because Anbesol contains an anesthetic it works amazingly well, its the only product i have found that actually settles my little girl and i put this down to the fact that it works by numbing the area.

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      Ingredients- Alcohol, menthol, glycerin, water, colourants E104, E110, E123, E142.
      Active ingredients- Lidocaine Hydrochloride ,Chlorocresol,Cetylpyridinium Chloride.
      Like most medicines you have to be 16 to buy Anbesol.
      It cannot be used more than every three hours on a baby, although i have never found the need to use it more frequently than this.

      Overall i have been so impressed with anbesol and i keep a bottle both in the house and in the changing bag so that i have a bottle whenever i need it. It works almost instantly and unlike teething gels my daughter cannot lick or eat it off. For the amount you pay you get alot of applications so its great value and to be honest for the affect it has i would pay alot more. It settles my little girl brilliantly and has saved my sanity on more than a few occasions as a teething grumpy baby is no fun for anyone. Because of this i give it 5 stars.

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      17.09.2013 20:44
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      Go get it!

      There hasn't really been a time where I haven't had a little pot of this in the cupboard. My mum used it on me when I was teething, then used it on us when we had mouth ulcers. For about the last 11years I've suffered with reoccurring mouth ulcers. I get a crop of them roughly once every couple of months. They stop me from being able to eat and talk properly (my partner would call that a miracle!) Anyway, about anbesol...

      Uses -
      Can be used for teething babies, on mouth ulcers, and also on denture irritation. Its aneasthetic plus antiseptic properties mean that as well as helping with the pain, it also helps the area to heal.

      Appearance -
      It comes in a small glass jar of 2 varying sizes, I usually buy the 15ml bottle which costs around £4/£4.50. It is also available in a 6.5ml pot for between £2/£2.50. This always seems hugely expensive when it's such a small amount but as you only need a dab each time the bottle will last you forever! the liquid contains both lidocaine, cetylpyridinium chloride - an antiseptic and anaesthetic. It is a gold colour and has the consitency of water.

      How to -
      You apply the liquid with your finger to the sore area, or with a cotton bud in the case of a teething biting baby. The liquid stings quite a lot when you first apply it but then - total numbness! A dream, when an ulcer is so incredibly painful! The taste reminds me a little of a cross between TCP and vodka, not amazing but it's not too bad once you are used to it.

      Conclusion -
      After using probably every gel, concoction and mouthwash on the market i'd highly recommend Anbesol liquid. Due to the liquid content rather than a gel, it actually soaks into the affected area without moving away or sliding off like gels can.

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      04.07.2013 22:33
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      A good pain reliever for ulcers.

      When I first found this product amongst the many others on this site the first thing I did was check the ratings. I found that the people who used it for the same reason as me said it failed but for teething and wisdom teeth it worked. I will state now that I used this product for ulcers and nothing more.

      Personally, I suffer badly with ulcers and amongst searching for a good product that works I found this one. Though it should be known that Anbesol also works on other oral mouth problems, not just ulcers. ulcers is just one of its many uses. When I used this product alone for my ulcers I found that I still had them weeks later.

      Anbesol comes in a small bottle which has a yellow coloured liquid inside. The label on the bottle is white and it contains the branding logo. It also comes in a very small cardboard box which I always dispose of when I begin to use the product.

      The product is said to have rapid relief for mouth ulcers but this is really not the case. I find that this product only relieves pain of an ulcer through causing you more pain first. To use the product you simply just dab a little of this substance undiluted on the ulcer to help soothe the pain. However, I must state now that this product only soothes and does not help the matter of having an ulcer. This is tried and tested by me and also directed by my GP. She stated that the only product to scientifically work on mouth ulcers is Bonjella. However, I find this product better tasting and I like to use it alongside Bonjella.

      I find and buy this product at Superdrug for around £3.00 to £4.00. I would not recommend this product though. You can go to your GP and they would also advise you against it. There are many other good products out there for ulcer treatment and this is definitely not one. You want a product that works as well as pain relieves.

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        14.05.2013 16:01
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        A fantastic product that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

        Although this product is child's health section it is most definitely a general medicine for all ages. A few months ago I was experiencing some pain from a wisdom tooth which had decided to have a growth spurt, at the time it was only partial through which meant I had a small piece of gum which wasn't fully cut by the tooth yet. This left me very worried that the gum and tooth could become infected, and with a private dentist the cost isn't worth thinking about. I went on a trip to Boots and purchased a few products to try both to relieve the pain and help to prevent an infection under the gum and around the tooth. Anbesol Liquid was the one product which done both of those things extremely well.

        Anbesol Liquid is available in a 15ml bottle. Boots currently charge £4.49 for it, which was slightly more than I paid, but to me this would be worth it's weight in gold! As the product is an over the counter medicine you will need to ask the pharmacist to dispense it for you. This is to ensure than the product is suitable for what you need it for. The liquid comes packaged in a small box, inside which you'll find a little glass bottle with a black screw top lid. There are instructions and precautions which I recommend you thoroughly read before use, as with any medicine.

        The liquid provides rapid relief from denture pain, teething, mouth ulcers and wisdom tooth pain. It contains th active ingredient Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.90% w/w, Chlorocresol 0.10% w/w, Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.02% w/w. These are a mixture of anticeptics and anaesthetics which help to keep the area clean and free of infection, as well as gently numbing the area to relief any pain associated with the problem.

        To use the liquid the instructions state for adults, children and the elderly to apply Anbesol liquid undiluted to the area with a clean fingertip. Two applications should normally be sufficient to obtain pain relief. Do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours. To babies teething, wet a clean fingertip with the liquid and spread gently on the sore area of the gum. One application should be sufficient, do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours.

        I found it must easier to apply the liquid with a cotton bud. I initially tried to use my finger, but as I was reaching to the very back of my mouth it made it difficult to get it exactly where I wanted. Using a cotton bud also allowed me to apply the liquid underneath the gum which was half cut by the tooth, to prevent infection in the hidden area underneath. I would thoroughly recommend this method as it frees up your hand and makes it easier to see where you are applying the liquid. The feeling after an application was absolute relief and I was amazed at how quickly the product worked. The numbing sensation was almost immediate and it lasts for some time. I applied the liquid as per the instructions, and used it every 3 hours for a few days. It isn't flavoured, and contains alcohol so has a slightly medical taste, however I didn't find it unpleasant at all.

        I found it particularly useful to apply a few minutes before eating as it prevented any pain from chewing and allowed me to enjoy the meal without wincing every time a piece of food went by my wisdom tooth. The instructions state to consult a dentist or doctor is symptoms persist for more than 7 days, I found that 7 days of using this product, along with a medicated mouthwash was long enough to bring me the relief I needed while my wisdom tooth finished it's growth spurt. I have since used the liquid on mouth ulcers, with the same success.

        I can't recommend this medicine enough, it gave me a huge amount of pain relief and helped me so much through a painful time with my teeth. It's something I would advise anyone to try if they're experiencing oral problems which they feel it could help. 5/5 stars from me - I'd give it more if I could!

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        09.05.2013 15:11
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        A great liquid teething treatment for tiny teeth

        **What is it?**

        Anbesol Liquid is the liquid form of the Anbesol gel which you can purchase in a tube. It is used for teething in children and minor mouth and gum irritations (mouth blisters, wisdom teeth) in adults.

        **Price and Availability**

        You can buy Anbesol Liquid very freely on the high street in most pharmacies and in the Supermarket. The price for a 15ml bottle varies however Boots are currently selling it for £4.49 which is about average.

        **Packaging**

        Anbesol Liquid comes in a cardboard box with ANBESOL in blue very prominently displayed over a green bar which says 'Anteseptic and Anaesthetic' in white just underneath it. To show this is the liquid form, 'Liquid' in a red italic font is printed just over the ANBESOL logo.

        Inside, the Anbesol Liquid is packaged in a small glass bottle with a white paper label and has a substantial, large screw top black ridged lid. I threw away the box and just store the little bottle in the first aid cupboard.

        The bottle and lid are both made from recyclable materials (glass and plastic) as is the box.

        **Anbesol Liquid - Active Ingredients**

        Anbesol Liquid contains the following active ingredients:

        Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.90% w/w
        Chlorocresol 0.10% w/w
        Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.02% w/w

        **In Use**

        I use it on my 2 year old's back molars which she is currently teething (all at the same time) and I follow this routine:

        Give my daughter a drink of water to freshen the mouth (if applying at night, we apply after her bath and tooth brushing).
        With a clean finger (I tend to use some antibacterial gel hand wash first) apply the Anbesol Liquid - this is done by taking off the lid, pressing your finger to the open top and tipping the Anbesol Liquid upside down, which coats the finger. Your little one needs to have their mouth wide open so you can get it to the affected area without rubbing it on lips or tongue.

        Almost immidiately this has a numbing effect on her gums and allows her to settle down and snooze (we usually combine this with Calpol for the longer term pain and so she can get a good night's sleep after a day of teething), so I'd say that Anbesol Liquid is very effective indeed.

        It does have a very obviously medicated taste but as my daugther associates this with pain relief, she actually quite likes it and willingly allows me to apply it (which is great, as you know how fussy toddlers can be).

        **Overall**

        I highly recommend Anbesol Liquid, I find it actually easier to use than the gel which we have also used, and it's pretty economical too as you use such a tiny amount for it to have an effect. It's easy to store and carry, and very easy to get hold of, so I'll give it a five out of five for being my current favourite teething soother (and I've tried pretty much all of them on her!!)

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          19.09.2012 23:42
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          A product that simply didn't work for my daughter

          My daughter is a dry teether, she never dribbles and so seems to be terribly bothered with teeth. In fact, she seems to feel literally every movement through the gum. We have lengthy bad spells of teething and then a break. It is during those times that I give anything I can to give my daughter relief. I try not to always reach for the calpol and opt for the likes of calgel first, however a friend of mine recommended anbesol liquid and felt that it was enough to give rapid pain relief for sore gums.

          So, whilst in Boots waiting to pay for something, I noticed behind the counter the anbesol liquid that my friend had mentioned. I asked the member of staff that was serving if she knew if it was any good, and she informed me that she had heard great things about it, and it had been out of stock for a long time with mothers crying out for it in the meantime. It isn't a cheap product, in fact, a small 15ml bottle of this liquid costs around £4.50, but I am always willing to give any teething product a go.

          On the box of the product, it claims to offer 'rapid relief' for mouth ulcers, teething and denture irritation so its use is not restricted to babies. When I brought this home, my husband commented that it was a product that his parents used to have in their house for use when they had mouth ulcers, but it was never a product that any of them found to be totally effective. I ignored his negativity, since Iwas so sure that it would offer good pain relief for my daughter.

          THis product is both an antiseptic and works as an anaesthetic . TO be effective on children older than baby age, you should apply two applications of this product onto the sore area.

          I got my chance to try this product out pretty quickly as my daughter was going through a bad bout of teething at the time. I applied the product twice onto what suspected was the sore area of the gum that was bothering her at the time. I expected within a short time, to see a calmness with my daughter, as the pain eased, but it simply didn't happen, so I reached for my calgel, and there was a definite change in her manner when it kicked in. So sure was I that this product was good, I tried it a second time when my daughter was in discomfort and quite grisly! Again, I didn't see any major effect on her mood, and she only settled when I gave her teething gel.

          I sooo wanted to like this product, and was positive this would offer the relief my daughter needs during teething without always reaching for the calpol. I just didn't see any effect from it on my daughter and I wish I hadn't wasted my money. My husband is now gloating that he is right about it not being very effective, but I really cannot understand all the wonderful reviews it gets as it simply does not work for my daughter. Disappointing.

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            23.07.2012 14:24
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            good teething remedy

            Teething has probably been the longest and toughest phase of babyhood/toddlerhood that I have faced with my son. At 16 months, he now has a good set of teeth but it has definitely been a rough ride for both him and me! To help ease the pain for him (and therefore me!) I have used all sorts of teething remedies. If it exists, I've pretty much tried it! The one that I would say that I wished I had found a lot earlier than I did was this liquid anbesol.

            Liquid anbesol contains 'antiseptic and anaesthetic for quick-acting and effective relief of pain from recurrent mouth ulcers, denture irritation and babies' teething'. It comes in a small glass bottle inside a cardboard box as pictured above. Through the glass bottle, the liquid is visible. It is a golden yellow colour. It contains Lidocaine Hydrochloride , Chlorocresol, Cetylpyridinium Chloride but no sugar. It costs £4.49 for a bottle of 15ml from Boots (it needs to be purchased over the counter).

            To use, I apply using a clean finger to my son's gums where a tooth is cutting. For babies, one application is sufficient and it can not be repeated within half an hour. It can be applied up to eight times a day. It can be hard to apply as my son is very sensitive when teething and doesn't like me anywhere near his gums when they are sore. And, now he has lots of teeth, it can be hard to direct a finger to the necessary area of the gum to apply without getting bitten in the process! Once applied, my son is unsure for a few seconds but then it definitely appears to help - presumably by numbing the gum. it definitely reduces the pain and discomfort that he is in though as he is just happier in general after application. The effects do not last terribly long, but it is great for short term relief (up to the half an hour you are required between applications) and is particularly helpful before naps and bedtime.

            Like I have said, I have used many different remedies for teething and I find this to be one of the best. I have found gels can slip off the finger and gums too easily so can prove difficult to direct to the necessary area. This liquid does not have that problem. It is quite expensive for the amount you get, in my opinion, and a bottlr doesn't last long. The bottle opens with a screw top too so you need to be careful not to knock it over or you can lose the whole contents. A drip top may prove more beneficial! I do not really mind paying the price for this though as it really does work and help my son. It is a small price to pay to give us less fretful nights and make him more comfortable. A definite recommendation from me.

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            09.12.2011 16:18
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            Helps survive an ulcer

            Ever since I was a teenager I have had occasions when I seem to have a run of mouth ulcers. Over the last few years the occurrences have become rarer but I always like to have a little bottle of Anbesol liquid in my first aid box in case the pain starts again.

            I have tried so many remedies over the years; mouthwashes never seemed to do the job for me and I hated the taste, I seemed to spread gels all over my mouth but most stayed on my finger and I always ended up chewing the pastilles before they had time to work. A colleague recommended Anbesol Liquid when I was a Saturday Girl which shows how many years I have been trusting this little golden bottle.

            Anbesol Liquid is virtually suitable for everyone from babies through to the elderly and is recommended for mouth ulcers, denture irritation and teething pain.

            Anbesol Liquid comes in a small 15ml bottle which is packaged in a cardboard box with a distinctive green and blue design. The liquid itself is a pale orangey/yellow shade due to the caramel colouring used in the product. The liquid is very runny and once the top is unscrewed there is no plastic cover so be careful not to spill it.

            For mouth ulcers and dental irritation you need to apply the liquid with your finger and then reapply almost immediately. The double application can be repeated up to eight times per day.

            I always make sure I have washed my hands before putting my finger over the end of the bottle and rapidly tipping it upside down and then the right way up to get a generous amount on my fingertip. The liquid is then applied straight to the sore area. If the ulcer is large or quite raw this process is excruciatingly painful for a couple of seconds and can really make my eyes water. I then immediately repeat the application and this then provides a fantastic numbing effect which usually lasts well for about half an hour and then diminishes over the next half an hour. I did try applying with a cotton-bud as I thought that would be more hygienic but it really didn't work well as the liquid was absorbed and then there was not enough released at the site on application so I returned to using my finger instead.

            Since the effect does not last for a particularly long time I tend to use the liquid just before I need to eat or clean my teeth as I tend to find those are the most painful processes with an ulcer and I also reapply just before I go to bed.

            I never used Anbesol Liquid on my children when they were teething as they didn't seem to have a particularly troublesome time. This liquid can be used for Teething but only one application is recommended at a time rather than the double application for adults.

            The liquid has a powerful, rather medicinal flavour but you don't really taste very much of it so it is not a problem. The base is mainly alcohol so it evaporates quickly in the mouth and probably accounts for the strong taste.

            Anbesol Liquid contains Lidocaine Hydrochloride which is the local anaesthetic which gives the liquid its instant numbing effect. It also contains Chlorocresol and Cetylpyridinium Chloride which are both antiseptics and so should assist in the healing process and prevent infection. There are rare instances when Chlorocresol will actually cause mouth ulcers in susceptible individuals so if you think your ulcers are getting worse you should stop using the product. As with any mouth ulcer treatment if the ulcers are showing no signs of healing in 7 days then you should see a doctor or dentist.

            I am not convinced that any product I have used has helped my ulcers heal any quicker but this is the one that definitely makes them easier to live with as it gives instant pain relief (after the initial shock!) with a simple application. A bottle costs just over £4 now but it does tend to last a long time as you do not use a lot with each application.

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              12.09.2011 23:38
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              A great little bottle to have in your bathroom!

              I had tried several different teething products for my daughter, unfortunately none of them really had an effect. On a trip to Boots the pharmacist recommended Anbesol liquid. It cost me £4.55 for a bottle which contains 15ml of the liquid. I vagely remember using this years ago for toothache and remembering how good it was so I was hoping it would have a similar effect for my daughter.

              The liquid comes in a small glass bottle with a screw off lid. It is suitable for adults, children and also babies. It is designed to provide fast and effective relief from mouth ulcers, teething pain and denture irritation.

              The active ingredients are;
              Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Chlorocresol and Cetylpyridinium Chloride.

              To use the liquid for adults and children you are advised to apply the solution undiluted directly to the affected area with a clean fingertip. You can apply it twice in one application and you are able to apply the liquid up to 8 times a day.

              If you are using the liquid for babies teething then you are advised to apply it directly to the sore area of the gum using a clean wet fingertip. You are advised not to reapply this for another 30 minutes. You can also use it up to 8 times a day.

              When you open the bottle you get a powerful smell which reminds me of a combination of alcohol and clove oil. The liquid is pale brown in colour.

              My daughter is currently cutting her two front teeth and she is obviously in a lot of discomfort, she tends to press down on that area of her gums with her forefinger and she can be a little grizzly. The liquid was easy to apply and you could see for her the relief was instant. She didn't pull a face at the taste which I was quite suprised at as she hates Bonjela and normally retches when I apply it. This is really convienient to take out and about in my changing bag and by far the most effective thing I have tried for her. The only thing I would recommend is not to use it too close to a feed as I made that mistake and my daughter who is breastfed struggled to latch on.

              I have also used this myself. I suffer from chronic mouth ulcers due to a gastric problem and I didn't have anything in the house to use on them. In desperation I was using salt water until I remembered we had Ambesol liquid in the house. I applied this to the affected areas and immediately the pain disappeared. It didn't cause me any stinging which I find rare for a mouth ulcer treatment. It does taste overwhelmingly of clove which I happen to like the taste of but it's not for everyone. Luckily the taste does disappear quickly. It is so effective at numbing that I couldn't feel my mouth for a good half hour of so. Unfortunately the effects don't last any longer than about half and hour so I did need to reapply it. I also think that it helped in the healing process as most of my ulcers last 7-14 days and they seemed to clear quicker this time.

              I would definately recommend this as it is really easy to use and a bottle will last a long time as you only need a dab with each application. As it is suitable for the whole family it is also a handy addition to have in the cupboard.

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                20.06.2011 22:27
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                Works quick to relieve pain!

                Recently I've had a wisdom tooth coming through... it's absolute agony and I'm beginning to understand why teething babies are so grumpy all the time! I bought Anbesol on the recomendation of a friend and I have to say, it's a life saver!

                *** Package ***
                Anbesol comes in a little box with blue lettering and green and red highlights, it looks medicinal right away... a good start! When you open the box (usually while rocking and moaning in pain) you find a little tiny glass bottle with a black screw cap filled with a liquid that looks vaquely like whiskey! (Woo hooo! I hear you cry!)

                *** Ingredients ***
                Anbesol contains

                Active
                Lidocaine Hydrochloride (0.9%), Chlorocresol (0.1%) and Cetylpyridinium Chloride (0.02%)

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                Alcohol, Menthol, Glycerin, Water, Colours

                So it's the Lidocaine that causes the numbing effect I presume.

                *** Usage ***
                You can apply Anbesol up to eith times each day, however, the box states that two applications should be enough to relieve the pain. To use it, you simply use a clean finder, or a cotton bud, tilt the bottle to get the liquid on to the finger or cotton bud, and apply directly to the affected area... (aaahhh bliss)

                *** Effectiveness ***
                Anbesol works. After one application you feel a slight effect and you think "damn, that stuff is good!" Then your mind works over it and you see that you can apply it again, so you think "why not" and you re apply...and experience complete relief from pain! It's wonderful. It woks so well and I only used it a couple of times. I have bought the small size bottle (6.5 ml) but theres enough in it to last me forever considering how little is needed for it to be effective.

                *** Conclusion ***
                I highly recomend Anbesol for mouth ulcers, teething and pain associated with shifting teeth or wisdom teeth, it does the job with no side effects and works very quickly. I'm so pleased I've bought it and will keep it in the medicine cabinate for next time my wisdom teeth start giving me jip!

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                  12.05.2011 08:26
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                  I have been a little run down of recent weeks and I found myself developing mouth ulcers and spots etc, these mouth ulcers were quite painful and since I only usually suffer from them when I am feeling not very well or not taking care of myself so much. I found them to be very irritating and painful. I actually already had some of this product in my medicine cabinet unopened because I had used it before and bought another one to keep stored as I do try and buy different products to see if they may be more suitable as that is the way we all find what works for us or not. This one was at the time I first bought it was recommend to me by the Pharmacist, he recommend I should use and he offered me this one to try and have instant pain relief as I was on a shopping trip for the day and I was feeling a little uncomfortable with the pain.

                  This is a liquid and it comes in a transparent glass bottle with a screw off top. It is only a very small bottle of around 2 inches tall and the amount is 15ml and it usually is priced at around 4 to 4 pounds.. The liquid is a clear, dark yellow colour, the smell is apparent as soon as the top is removed from the bottle, it smells quite clinical but not too overpowering or unpleasant, I would say it is quite a mild smell for this kind of product in my opinion.

                  It is very easy to use and all that is needed is to use undiluted and use a very clean fingertip and rub the effected area very gently so that it does not hurt too much, only a very little is needed with this one. As soon as I bought it I went to a toilet and washed my hands and then gently rubbed it into my ulcers and I had instant relief immediately. I was absolutely surprised how quickly this product worked for an instant relief as I thought what the Pharmacist had told me probably would be that true as some of them tend to help you buy a product just to add to their sales at times but this product really does work.

                  It does taste a little nasty but not so much so I could not stand the taste in my mouth, I would not have been worried what it did taste like, as long as I had pain relief. The taste really does not last that long in the mouth and in a few minutes or so the taste is removed. I found I could drink after using it and I had a cup of tea in a café and I could quite easily drink the hot drink with no problems whatsoever, simply brilliant as I could not even drink before hand without my mouth feeling so painful.

                  It does tell me on the back of the bottle that 2 applications can be used immediately but I found the one application did the trick for my ulcers and they were quite big ones and it worked perfectly using just the one.

                  It does also tell me that it can be used up to 8 times a day, I think this is a good amount of times, I found I only had to re apply after about 4 hours and that was enough time to help heal my ulcers as well as giving me the relief from the terrible pain they caused.

                  It is also designed for gum irritations and very sore tongues, also it tells me it can also be used for children, although I have not used it on a child, it does tell me on the bottle it can be used for babies who are teething and only one application used in the same way as for an adult would be enough to give pain relief for a baby or young child. Also for children and babies it is not to be used for up to half an hour after the first application. It can also be used for elderly people too who may suffer from gum problems if they were false teeth etc or just if they have any gum problems etc.

                  This liquid really did work for me and I could not fault it at all, it is a very good quality product and excellent value and worth every penny in my opinion. I highly do recommend it for anyone who has continuous mouth irritations or ulcers because it can give you an instant relief and help you have a much nicer, more pleasant day without being miserable because when the mouth is painful I feel miserable quite a lot of the time.

                  It can be stored in a medicine cupboard and stored at a temperature no more than 25 degrees. It is a nice size to place into a bag for taking out for the day or if you are at work and need to use it etc. Quite a handy little bottle size in my opinion.

                  I will be buying this again in the future because I love it and it helped me so much, it is affordable for a product that can be bought and stored, unopened for quite some time as the sell by date is at least a couple of years unopened. Simply excellent in my opinion to buy and keep handy in the medicine cupboard because we never know when an ulcer can appear and especially those nasty ones as I have had the past few weeks. Well worth the money in my opinion.

                  I give this one 5 stars.

                  Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

                  Thank you for reading my review.

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                    28.04.2011 08:35

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                    An easy to use, effective pain relief medicine for teething pains and mouth ulcers

                    I was recommended Anbesol by a friend for use when my son was teething. It is an antiseptic and anaesthetic (active ingredients: Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.90% w/w, Chlorocresol 0.10% w/w, Cetylpyridinum Chloride 0.02% w/w). It is also sugar free. It costs about £5 (April 11) and even though it is in a small 15ml bottle it goes a long way. Just make sure that you put the top on properly and do not store in a warm place because it contains alcohol and I am sure it evaporates!

                    It can be used for mouth ulcers, teething pains and denture irritation. I can't comment on its use for dentures because I haven't used it for that - but it is definately a winner for the other two. I find it much easier to use then mouth ulcer/ teething gel because I used to find that the gel would move around in the mouth and not always hit the spot of the pain. I wouldn't buy gel again after using Anbesol.

                    Anbersol is applied to the place of pain with a clean fingertip. If your child is old enough it is easy to put a dab on their finger so they can put it where it hurts (gel would just slide off). It is recommended (on the box) that two immediate applications should be sufficient to obtain pain relief.



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                    03.04.2011 10:25
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                    worth the price to give relief to my little one

                    Anyone with children will know the pain of teething is as distressing for the parent as it is for the baby and this is one product I have tried to relieve this. With our first daughter we used Ashton and Parsons teething powder which was a godsend but as that has been discontinued we have had to find something else to take its place.

                    Our baby is really hard to console when she is in pain and we have had to use a combination of things as no one thing seems to be good enough on it's own. I asked in the local Boots store and this was what they recommended, it sells at about £5 for a 15ml bottle, this is supposed to give temporary relief from mouth ulcers, teething pain and denture irritation.

                    The product comes in a small box which is white in colour and has anbesol written across it in large capital letters along with the above claim of what the product does underneath. Inside the little box is a small glass bottle which has a screw cap lid to open. The product is a yellowy coloured liquid and to be honest looks like a wee sample! The bottle has a label wrapped round it which states that the product is antiseptic and anaesthetic and the active ingredients are lidocaine hydrochloride 0.90% w/w, chlorocresol 0.10% w/w. Adults children and elderly can use anbesol twice in a row up to eight times a day and babies can use it once each time leaving at least a half an hour gap between uses up to eight times a day. The product is rubbed on the effected area with a clean finger, it smells like disinfectant to me but if it works who cares.

                    I have never used this product myself but I have used it on my baby, she doesn't seem to really mind the taste just pulls a bit of a funny face as if to say what's that, this product does seem to give her relief from the pain which actually only seems to bother her when she is going to sleep and this product helps her to get to sleep so would have to say it does a good job. When I have put my daughter to sleep with this on her gums I have never known her yet to wake and need it again so I would have to say that I would certainly recommend this for a teething baby.

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                      20.03.2011 13:23
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                      Excellent cheap and effective pain relief

                      Anbesol is a liquid pain relief for things like babys teething, tooth ache and can also be used for mouth ulcers. I was recommended this in my local chemist when I was suffering from a bit of toothache, and I couldn't get to my dentist over the weekend. I bought a small 15ml bottle of this for £4, so it isn't expensive to buy as you only need such a small amount, this will probably last ages.

                      All you do with this anbesol for toothache, is tip the bottle and pour a small amount onto your fingertip, and rub it on the tooth and the gum around it where it is hurting. It doesn't particularly taste very pleasant but not really bad either. I was surprised at how quickly this began to work, it took only about one minute for my tooth to stop hurting. It wasn't too uncomfortable putting it on, but the liquid was quite cold and did sting my sensitive teeth a little bit.

                      It just felt like it had numbed it, but the effects didn't last that long. About every two hours I was having to apply it again, but the bottle does say you can apply up to 8 times a day, as long as you leave half an hour in-between each application, so I don't think this is really made to give you long lasting pain relief, just short term.

                      I think this is an amazing product, as it really did numb my tooth and I could just get on with my day for a while, although it was annoying having to keep applying it, I hate taking tablets, so this is a better way of pain relief for me.

                      I would imagine this would be great to rub on babies gums while they are teething, as it would take the pain away straight away, I have never used it on a mouth ulcer so I don't know if it is any good for them, but if I did have one I definitely would purchase this again! It is so cheap for such quick effective pain relief, and the bottle is tiny so it fits perfectly in any bag to carry around with you.

                      This product also comes in the form of a gel, as well as a liquid. It contains antiseptic so if you have any infection in the tooth this will also help that. It also contains anaesthetic which is what numbs the tooth and provides the pain relief.

                      You shouldn't use this product on toothache or anything for more than seven days, I ended up having my tooth out in the end, but this was great to relief the pain until I had the tooth out.

                      If you are after a cheap, quick and effective way of pain relief for toothache this is definitely the best thing to buy!

                      ---Review will also be posted on ciao---

                      Thanks for reading my review x

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                        18.02.2011 12:35
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                        I suffered from the most unbelievable mouth infection a few months back and nothing seemed to be working when the doctor suggested I try anbesol so off I trotted to the chemist and purchased this liquid oh the relief.

                        What is it?
                        Anbesol is a liquid pain relief from ulcers, teething and denture pain it contains both antiseptic and anaesthetic.

                        Cost and stockist
                        Anbesol can be found at all major chemists and also I have bought from Tesco as well the jar I have cost £4

                        How does it work?
                        As mentioned the product is both antiseptic and an anaesthetic. The antiseptic is Chilorocresol and cetylpyriodinium which work to kill the bacteria and fungi in open sores and so prevent infection and allow healing to begin.

                        Lidocaine hydrochloride is the anaesthetic which works to prevent sodium from entering the area and so numbing the pain.

                        Recommendation
                        I would defiantly recommend this product and indeed my nephew was attacked in a pub and he was left with a split lip and ulcer and was very shaken and in a lot of pain which was making the experience worse and not allowing him to be able to deal with what had happened and whilst anbesol is not a miracle cure as soon as he used this and his mouth was not hurting he could get on with things he did feel emotionally better.

                        I would not personally use this for children's teething pain as it really really stings when you first apply and I feel that it is very potent medicine and as in my experience you cannot tell just what level of pain they are in I think a lighter medicine would be better.

                        A great healing aids that packs a massive punch

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